I mean wasn’t Jesus Jewish?
Just like now, individuals and groups within society tried to place blame and responsibility for their own wrong actions and decisions on someone else. Leadership at any given time is not always necessarily good quality. In Jesus’ time the Jewish leadership felt threatened by what Jesus was teaching. They were also jealous of his popularity. So they hatched a plan to get rid of him. The paid people to stir up the crowds gathered before the Roman authority they were talking with and shout out that they sought death for jesus.
Christians ( but not all Christians) have sought to place blame for Jesus’ death upon the Jews. The Romans carried out the execution and did it in part because they feared rebellion of the Jewish people they were governing. But anti-semites ever since have used this label against jews.
I don’t think this is true. You really can’t expect this kind of irrational point of view to be shared by everyone. For most of humanity, murder is just too much to stomach watching much less doing. The holocaust was the culmination of the pogroms of the early 1900’s, no doubt, but likely not for the reasons you’re thinking. When you get a chance, watch “Fiddler on the Roof”. At the end of the story, the Jews in the Russian villages are moving from Russia into Eastern Europe, and this is based on an historical event. Between 1900 and 1935, tens of millions of Jews fled the “Pale of Settlement” in the Soviet Union and became outcasts in every country they tried to settle in with only a few exceptions, much like Mexicans are becoming outcasts in the US today. Jews were seen as outsiders who didn’t belong and were causing all sorts of social woes. Hitler wrote that while he was growing up on the streets of Vienna, he began to understand the problems these Jews were causing and he was exposed to the growing hatred among Austrians for this influx of outsiders. So the holocaust was really caused by widespread anti-Semitism and these migrations are what lit the fire.
It was the Roman Catholic Church that started “racism” by labeling Jews a race. Hitler only built on what he learned from the Church. Jews quit proselytizing because the Church was killing anyone with “Jewish blood.” Ruth, the matriarch of the Davidic line was the first Jewish convert. If her children were not Jews, then none of the Davidic kings were Jews either! Jews could either convert to Christianity, leave Spain, or die. Many chose to convert to Christianity, but were still not accepted as Christians because they had Jewish blood. Hitler had very experienced teachers! And how many “real” Christians turned their back and allowed the atrocities to continue. How many “real” Christians were the perpetrators. If not “real” Christians, then they were at least products of the Christian culture. .
I read one historian who said that when the Jews rebelled against Rome in 70AD, Christians decided to distance themselves from Jews. Before then they were regarded as a Jewish sect by the Romans.
Christians have a need to hate anyone who is not Christian. They wrote that the murder of their living God was caused by Hebrew/Jews. A total fabrication by a weak religiophile. A total lie for a non-existent Jesus.
Jesus was Jewish. When he came to earth he essentially brought Christianity into existence. He essentially told the people to give up the Mosaic Law because he was bringing in a new covenant. (Galatians 3:19-22; Jeremiah 31:34) It was because the biblical Jews denied that Jesus was the messiah and they were the ones who put them to death. Today those of the Jewish faith still deny Jesus was the messiah.
Matthew 27.20 But the CHIEF PRIESTS AND ELDERS persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, LET HIM BE CRUCIFIED.
23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, LET HIM BE CRUCIFIED.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, HIS BLOOD BE ON US, AND ON OUR CHILDREN.
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
‘ I mean wasn’t Jesus Jewish? ‘
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for ENVY THEY HAD DELIVERED HIM.
the chief priests and elders … envied Jesus Christ … why ?
bec. the mulitudes followed Jesus Christ and this made the … chief priests and elders … jealous.
It is true that Jesus was born in a Jewish family. At his time, the priestly class of people oppressed the common Jew. So, Jesus spoke against the priests and other religious class of people. The priests at the Temple plotted against Jesus and murdered Jesus. The ‘killers’ were not Jews, but the Jewish priests.
You mean that there are STILL enclaves of those inbred ignorant rednecks hiding in the hills!?!
There are STILL people spewing such ignorant hate?